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by George Skentzos

The first Saab diesel to earn the Aero namesake is now reached Australia showrooms.

 

The new Saab 9-3 Aero TTiD range boasts a 1.9-litre two-stage turbocharged diesel engine delivering 132kW and 400Nm of maximum torque.

The engine features two sequentially mounted turbochargers of different sizes which can either operate separately or in tandom.

 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero TTiD

From idle the exhaust gas feeds only the small turbo, at 1,500rpm the flow is then split between both turbines until 3,000rpm where only the larger turbocharger is engaged.

Matched to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, combined fuel consumption is just 5.7 litres per 100km for the manual Sport Sedan model.

Pricing

Aero TTiD Power/Torque RRP Fuel consumption (Combined)

Sport Sedan manual 132kW/400Nm $62,600 5.7l/100km

Sport Sedan auto 132kW/370Nm $65,100 6.8l/100km

SportCombi manual 132kW/400Nm $65,100 5.8l/100km

SportCombi auto 132kW/370Nm $67,600 6.9l/100km






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